Prisoner Visitation and Support - Cumberland


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.




Prisoner Visitation and Support (PVS) was founded in 1968 , carrying forward a Quaker tradition of caring for prisoners. Its primary mission was to provide visits and support to imprisoned conscientious objectors to the Vietnam War. However it soon became apparent that other prisoners could benefit from this ministry. In 1972, permission was granted by the Federal Bureau of Prisons for PVS to visit all federal prisons and prisoners in the United States, and in 1975, the Department of Defense granted PVS access to all military prisons. To this day, PVS remains the only interfaith, volunteer visitation program in the United States authorized by both of these organizations to visit all federal and military prisons. Hundreds of PVS volunteer visitors see thousands of prisoners a year in 102 Federal prisons and 4 Military prisons across the nation. No other organization in the U.S. has achieved the same level of access, on a nationwide scale, to the prison system, and with over 49 years of service, PVS continues to play a unique role in the field of prisoner assistance


  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Family Therapy
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training

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